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Communications Department

The Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Communications Department provides reliable information on issues and events occurring throughout our school system to both media contacts and the public. We provide newsworthy information about our schools, our students, and our greater school community. We also provide assistance to our schools, departments and educational partners with the production of advertisements and publications, such as the Director’s Annual Report.

Part of our communications strategy includes managing our Board’s website to provide all stakeholders with the information they need to make informed decisions about education. We are the first point of contact for emergency notices and crisis situations, and we ensure that our community is kept fully informed about what is happening in our district.

News Releases for School Year 2019-2020
December 17, 2019St. Marguerite d'Youville wins Canadian Music Class Challenge
September 25, 2019OCSB Students Surpass Provincial Averages On All EQAO Tests

News Releases for School Year 2018-2019
June 25, 2019Ottawa Catholic School Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget for 2019-2020
May 2019OCSB Catholic Education Week: May 5 to 10, 2019
February 12, 2019OCSB appoints Cindy Simpson as Zone 10 Trustee
February 12, 2019OCSB closes schools for Wednesday, February 13
February 12, 2019OCSB cancels school activities after 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12
January 29, 2019Lynne Charette one of Canada's Outstanding Principals
January 14, 2019Mourning the loss of Trustee Thérèse Maloney Cousineau
December 6, 2018OCSB raises over half a million dollars for United Way
December 4, 2018OCSB elects new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson
November 14, 2018OCSB and Ottawa Food Bank serve families and school communities
September 19, 2018OCSB students outperform provincial averages on all EQAO tests

News Releases for School Year 2017-2018
  • June 12, 2018 | OCSB approves balanced operating budget for 2018-2019
  • May 16, 2018 | Mourning the loss of Trustee Kathy Ablett, R.N.
  • May 3, 2018 | Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2018
  • April 3, 2018 | St. Pius X High School to offer CTA Junior Basketball Academy for male student-athletes
  • NR 18.03 | Ottawa Footy Sevens and OCSB partner to improve sports facilities at Immaculata
  • NR 18.02 | Funding announced for 30 room addition to St. Joseph High School
  • NR 18.01 | Andrea Green (St. Cecilia) named one of “Canada’s Outstanding Principals”
  • NR 17.10 | OCSB staff raises $533,362 for The United Way Ottawa
  • NR 17.09 | OCSB returns Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson
  • NR 17.08 | EQAO: OCSB students surpass provincial scores
  • Joint News Release | OCSB partners with Staples Canada to help bring technology devices for learning to the home and school
  • NR 18.07 | OCSB appoints new trustee for River-Capital area (Zone 9)
News Releases for School Year 2016-2017
  • NR 17.07 | OCSB Appoints New Zone 7 Trustee
  • NR 17.06 | OCSB Approves Balanced Operating Budget for 2017-2018
  • NR 17.05 | Over 1,100 elementary students to attend Peace Festivals
  • NR 17.04 | Catholic Education Week – April 30 to May 5
  • NR 17.03 | OCSB mourns loss of Trustee Betty-Ann Kealey
  • NR 17.02 | Immaculata to offer CTA Basketball Academy for female student-athletes
  • NR 17.01 | Denise Gotell named one of “Canada’s Outstanding Principals”
  • NR 16.12 | Record-setting 80% of OCSB staff raise a half million dollars
  • NR 16.11 | OCSB returns Chairperson and elects Vice-Chairperson
  • NR 16.10 | Elite level high school football program coming to Ottawa
  • NR 16.09 | OCSB EQAO results surpass province
News Releases for School Year 2015-2016
News Releases for School Year 2014-2015
News Releases for School Year 2013-2014
News Releases for School Year 2012-2013

Stay connected with social media

We want to make it easier for you to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in our schools, communities, and school board as a whole. Our Social Media Protocol outlines which platforms we are using, our hours of service, and how we respond to questions or comments online. Our commenting guidelines are in place to ensure that our online communities are spaces where people can express themselves. We ask that participants follow the general rules of respectful discourse. If you want to follow conversations being tweeted about our board, be sure to follow #OCSB. You will get to hear from the many people in Ottawa who are passionate about Catholic education and how our Board works tirelessly to promote and ensure student success.

For media inquiries

Sharlene Hunter, Manager of Communications
Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2326
Mobile: 613-294-3946

News From the Boardroom

After each bi-weekly meeting of the Board of Trustees, our Communications Department produces a blog post summarizing major Board decisions.